luis vidal + architects

luis vidal + architects

Madrid, ES


Boston Logan Terminal E Modernization

Airport excellence is reaching new heights.  Boston Logan International Airport New Terminal E, due to open its gates by the end of summer 2023, is about to become the new symbol of the city, with an airport infrastructure exemplifying the economic drive of Massachusetts’ capital.

luis vidal + architects is the vision and concept architect while AECOM is architect of record. Together they sign this iconic project which connects Boston with its very essence, and that will become a symbol of the airports of the future. It is also one of the most ambitious projects of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport): it incorporates unprecedented renovations to international departures hall, as well as to the immigration and customs areas, by designing a roof and skylights that maximize natural light and its efficiency.

Intuitive orientation, spatial clarity and a masterful use of color will transform the experience for any users leaving or arriving into the country through Boston Logan Airport. Its iconic roof, designed alongside the sun´s path, proposes two skylights facing north, composed of two horizontal bands in the shape of eyelashes, which protect the interior of the building from direct sunlight. To the south, the deck gently caresses the façade to reveal a series of openings overlooking Boston’s skyline, offering passengers a memorable view of its radiant skyline.

Another differentiating feature making this airport a unique place is the exclusive “Boston Red” color already visible on its roof: a prismatic color created ad hoc by Luis Vidal in the Swiss laboratories Monopol for this project. It varies, according to the solar incidence, from an intense shade of red to the orange tones of the Boston sunset.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Boston, MA, US
Firm Role: Vision and concept architect
Additional Credits: AECOM (AoR)